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Democracy Under Fire: Harper History, Part 2 – In Opposition

Posted February 1, 2015 by Rural

June 2004 – Jan 2006

This is the second of a series of monthly articles examining the actions of Stephen Harper and his Party colleagues both before and after his rise to power with particular emphasis upon words and actions that effect our democracy. This period is most notable for Harpers support for the concept of cooperation / coalition between opposition parties a concept which he was later to call undemocratic, the ‘in and out scheme’ re election funding and the Cadman affair of attempted bribery. It was but a small glimpse of things to come.

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A Church With a Hole In Its Heart: An Excerpt from Peter Manseau’s “One Nation Under Gods”

Posted February 1, 2015 by Anonymous

Title: One Nation Under Gods: A New American History Author: Peter Manseau…

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Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Megamind Time Machine

Posted January 31, 2015 by John Klein

We kicked off a Netflix addiction with “The Croods” [5/10] last night, and “Megamind” [8/10] this morning. At Christmas we replaced a tube TV with a more modern LED version that can get free broadcast channels and hook up to a laptop. Cutting the cable was made possible also with the prospect of Netflix, which I managed to hold off pushing the go button on until last night. My parents stopped by with some pencils for the kids, some cell phone stands for us, and some birthday cards from The White House for my Grandmas’ birthdays.

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